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Continious collaboration with the Gemmological Institute, China University of Geosciences led to presenting at the Gemology Conference in Wuhan in October 2015 as well as visitng the Institute and delivering a two day workshop. Previous connection with the Institute in 2012 gave stage two students at UCA and in China a chance to collaborate, this culminated in a student exhibition at the Crafts Study Centre which then moved to China for a big celebration event for the 20 year anniversary of the Institute. Rebecca has also been invited to take part in the new Artist in Residence Scheme when the new building is completed.

In 2014, Rebecca applied for and won funding from the residency scheme to develop and run a Hand engraving event for staff and students within UCA and members of the public, the day focused on comparing digital and hand skills or a very traditional techniques. USA Jeweller and Designer, Arthur Hash presented a Skype Lecture, renowned Handengraver and silversmith Alan Craxford delivered a presentation and Jeweller and technical demonstrator and David Bedford delivered workshops throughout the day. This was extremely successful with maximum visitor numbers attending

In 2012, Rebecca took part in the Hotweek event at the Oslo National Academy of Arts, to assist in the development of my own work as well as set up connections and exchange programmes for the courses in Oslo and UCA. I not only took part in the workshop activities, but also did two presentations, one on UCA Farnham, its courses and facilities, distributing marketing material supplied by the exchange office.

Through research and experimentation with alternative materials, Rebecca produce a number of one-off pieces of jewellery to complement her existing ranges. This led to organising and running a symposium/exchange with the Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN) and the Critique Collective Network in San Francisco in 2010.

The development of collections with more research and experimentation, taking opportunity of new, developing and different materials and technologies, led to working closely with the head Librarian and Archivist to create a materials library that was launched within the University in April 2015.